In practice the hierarchy embedded within Nuer society rests on the difference between those who are able to establish lineal continuity and those who are not. Because of the unequal access to cattle some are able to pay full bride wealth and settle patrilocally, while others must attach themselves through matrilineal and affinal ties (McKinnon, 2000, pp. 68-69). What this all means is that aristocrats or dominant lineages are exclusively able to abide by, and reproduce agnatic principles in a consistent manor. The whole foundation of the Nuer political system only appears egalitarian when kinship through women is treated as a separate system.
Over the years, history has been manipulated for people to have a limited knowledge of the actual events. For Example the history of the indigenous people in Mesoamerica which has been misinterpreted with many myths portraying them as heartless and evil people. In reality these indigenous people were incredible and clever to the point that they build a “perfect empire” in what today is part of Mexico and Central America. The cultural and life integration was based on three essential processes worldmaking, worldcentering and worldrenewing. The indigenous were the first ones to arrive in Mexico.
They were often disregarded in society, and were believed to be corrupt, unwise, uncivil, etc. However, their history shows a generous amount of similarities in which they share with other cultures, which points out that they are not what they are generally understood to be. The creation story begins with a pregnant virgin woman, which draws similarity to the universally acknowledged story of Virgin Mary. This similarity shines light on how ideas of creation are universal. Natives are not an exception.
The clothes that men wore reflected their social status. Roman-clothing for women, the stola Clothing of men and women were very similar. First women wore the toga same as men, but women who married wore different stola, which had a broad fringe that reaching to feet. Prostitutes and women that commit adultery, were not allowed to wear stola. Different from the toga that men wore, the stola only carry the marital status of women.
One being that she knew her language, she was able to speak her language even if it wasn’t the standard Spanish that the Latino culture respected. I know absolutely nothing about my language. I am not able to speak it at all but I do understand a few words like “Bawo” “Ek’aro” “Ek’asan”. But speaking my language fluently is something my parents never taught me. There is also no different variations of Yoruba like for Spanish Anzaldua mentions how there are different variations like Chicano Spanish, North Mexican Spanish, Tex-Mex and Pachuco.
Multinational corporations also violate these rights and are not prosecuted for these violations. The only international law that protects the indigenous peoples is ILO 169 which when signed onto is legally binding. This is the International Labour Organization Convention 169 that when summarized protects the indigenous peoples rights to own the land they live and live on and use, make decisions about projects that affect them and have equality and freedom. Even though this convention exists since 1989 only twenty-two countries have ratified it so far. From Central America only Honduras, Costa rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua have ratified it.
In the context of ancient Yoruba people, where citizenship was exclusively male, Osofisan like Euripides’ focus on women is remarkable. This feat should not be taken at face value. The Women of Owu were portrayed as weaklings and in physical relation with death; thus bearing responsibility for the preparation of the body for burial and for
Gender representation is a theme in which is common when focusing on the form and content of both Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godott. Even though they are represented in different manners they both highlight the gender norms during the time period they were written. Within Beckett’s writings masculinity is prominent, centralizing the powerful and protruding gender focal point. Whereas Ibsen includes the female perspective and allows the readers to become aware of the gender representation as such. Cultural values of a specific time period are suggested to have an impact on the writings and themes.
Ethnocentrism is a silent problem which many people are not aware of. Some scholars have defined ethnocentrism as “the making of judgements” based on criteria of one’s cultural groups. It is characterized by applying those criteria in judging other behaviors and belief of people who may be from the different cultural backgrounds. Bennett, a founding director and CEO of the Intercultural Development Research Institute (IDR Institute), has defined ethnocentrism as “assuming that the worldview of one’s own culture is central to all reality”. He also suggested that people who has ethnocentric mindset tend to use their own worldview to interpret other’s behavior and that the idea of a “universal truth” is usually based on one’s own value.